SwissQual QualiPoc Android is a high-performance, smartphone-based optimization product for mobile radio networks. The product is based on commercial smartphones, supports all mobile radio technologies used worldwide, and covers multiple protocol layers as well as the IP stack in real time. When installed on a smartphone, the QualiPoc Android application can be used for taking measurements anywhere and at any time. A wide range of test scenarios helps users detect possible weak points or interference sources in a mobile radio network. Straightforward displays and graphics provide a clear overview of test results and network parameters in real time during the entire test sequence.
SwissQual QualiPoc Android used the power of today's smartphones. Its extensive test functions deliver solid data from the end user's perspective when performing optimization tasks in mobile radio networks.
QualiPoc Android supports a large number of state-of-the-art Android smartphones from a variety of manufacturers and can be used in various mobile radio technologies worldwide. Multiple protocol layers are logged; layer 3 and IP trace messages are decoded on the device. To assess voice quality, QualiPoc Android uses the latest algorithms (POLQA) to calculate the MOS directly on the smartphone. Sophisticated data and messaging test scenarios make it possible to accurately reflect end-userbehavior.
All recorded information is saved in a test file and can subsequently be replayed on the smartphone or analyzed in detail using NQDI, SwissQual's post-processing system.
Real end-user experience
QualiPoc Android captures the current network situation on the same devices used by end users. This provides a true, authentic map of the mobile radio network and its services offered.
Easy to use
QualiPoc Android offers intuitive, easy operation. Its user interface uses the latest features of today's smartphone operating systems, providing familiar touchscreen operation. It takes just a few clicks to configure the system and to create tests.
Large number of supported devices
QualiPoc Android is available on a large number of leading-edge Android smartphones and tablets, including among others Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Note 10.1 LTE and Sony Xperia Z.
Comprehensive technology support
By using smartphones, QualiPoc Android supports the world's most widely used mobile radio technologies:
* GSM, GPRS, EDGE
* WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSDPA DC
* LTE-FDD & TD-LTE
* CDMA2000®, EVDO Rev.0/A
Full recording and decoding of protocol layers on the supported technologies: 3GPP, L2, L3, TCP/IP. Directly decoding text of L3 messages and TCP/IP packets on smartphones.
QualiPoc Android supports an extensive range of benchmarking and service tests:
* Voice telephony: call to any number, speech MOS (POLQA, PESQ, SQUAD)
* Data: Ping, FTP DL/UL, HTTP DL/UL, PING, capacity DL,
* Iperf UDP/TCP
* Browsing: HTTP
* Messaging: SMS, MMS, e-mail (SMTP, POP3, IMAP)
* YouTube video streaming
* Parallel testing (up to three tests simultaneously)
Voice quality measurements (mean opinion square, MOS)
Voice quality measurements using a Diversity call server or QualiPoc Android answering machine.
Integrated standard algorithms for intrusive voice quality evaluations (MOS) in narrowband and broadband communications:
* ITU-T P.863 (POLQA)
* ITU-T P.862 (PESQ)
* SwissQual SQUAD
The smartphone's current position is continuously entered into the test file. For outdoor measurements, GPS is used for positioning. The signal can be received using the integrated GPS receiver in the Android tablet or via an external Bluetooth® GPS receiver. For indoor measurements without GPS coverage, a comprehensive set of supported image file formats are available, including iBwave. The images of a building's floor plan are loaded so that users can manually mark their current position during measurement.
QualiPoc Android offers users comprehensive tools for tailoring the application to their needs. Users have various templates at their disposal to define their own monitors, as well as the possibility to create their own workspace (set of monitors). In addition, up to 260 tailoring parameters are available.
QualiPoc Android's over-the-air update function allows users to easily and conveniently keep their QualiPoc application up-to-date.
If required, QualiPoc Android smartphones can be easily used for other QualiPoc products, e.g. the QualiPoc Freerider II or the QualiPoc Remote Control.